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Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change: A Global Initiative to Collect, Conserve, and Use Crop Wild Relatives

Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change: A Global Initiative to Collect, Conserve, and Use Crop... The main objective of the“Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change” project is to collect and protect the genetic diversity of a portfolio of plants with the characteristics required for adapting the world's most important food crops to climate change. The initiative also aims to make available this diversity in a form that plant breeders can readily use to produce varieties adapted to the new climatic conditions that farmers, particularly in the developing world, are already encountering. Such adaptation is a key component of securing the world's future food production. This paper serves to inform interested researchers of this important initiative and encourage collaboration under its umbrella. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems Taylor & Francis

Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change: A Global Initiative to Collect, Conserve, and Use Crop Wild Relatives

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
Copyright Hannes Dempewolf, Ruth J. Eastwood, Luigi Guarino, Colin K. Khoury, Jonas V. Müller, and Jane Toll
ISSN
1540-7578
eISSN
1044-0046
DOI
10.1080/21683565.2013.870629
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Abstract

The main objective of the“Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change” project is to collect and protect the genetic diversity of a portfolio of plants with the characteristics required for adapting the world's most important food crops to climate change. The initiative also aims to make available this diversity in a form that plant breeders can readily use to produce varieties adapted to the new climatic conditions that farmers, particularly in the developing world, are already encountering. Such adaptation is a key component of securing the world's future food production. This paper serves to inform interested researchers of this important initiative and encourage collaboration under its umbrella.

Journal

Agroecology and Sustainable Food SystemsTaylor & Francis

Published: Apr 21, 2014

Keywords: crop wild relatives; food security; climate change; biodiversity conservation; plant breeding

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